Lawson Hill Estate is the childhood home of Australian poet Henry Lawson. Henry Lived at Lawson Hill with his parents Louisa and Peter Lawson, and his 2 younger brothers. Born in Grenfell NSW in June 1867, Henry and his parents returned to Eurunderee when he was just months old. They squatted on 2 acres here for a few years before moving to Gulgong in 1871, following the Gold rush. The family returned to Eurunderee in 1873 when Henry was 6 yrs old, and took up a holding of 40acres. His father built their house in 1876, the remains of which are at the entrance way of Lawson Hill Estate. That same year Henry began his schooling at the Eurunderee Provisional School. This school still exists, although closed, on the corner of Henry Lawson Drive and Strikes Lane. This is on the northern boundary of Lawson Hill Estate. After a disagreement with the teacher Louisa withdrew Henry from the Eurunderee school and transferred him to St Matthews Catholic School in Mudgee. He lasted at this school for only a few months before leaving school permanently. Henry spent the next 4 years working with his father on building jobs around the district, before moving to Sydney with his mother in 1883. Henry visited Mudgee only twice in his adult life.
Eurunderee By Henry Lawson 1891 "There was one who first taught me my future to rule In the dear old bark humpy where I went to school; and the kind hearted master I'll never forget (Nor the brogue of old Erin that clings to me yet) But his hair must be frosty and wrinkled his brow If he teaches the school at Eurunderee now."